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Article Posted: 09/07/2015

For some time now we have heard, even seen products and services that claim to use unstructured data from public sources such as social media to take a view, in ...

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Article Posted: 09/07/2015

The big news this month has been the launch of Apple Pay, Apple's new contactless payment service, in the UK. There have been differing reactions from the Banks to the new ...

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Article Posted: 09/06/2015

In these days of technological advancement, the cheque stands out as an anomaly waiting to be withdrawn or replaced from general use. Previously the Payments Council attempted to do just ...

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Article Posted: 09/06/2015

In recent days/weeks, the difficulties facing the Greek people have reached a point where debit cards no longer work, credit lines have been suspended and capital restrictions limit how much ...

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Article Posted: 09/05/2015

The latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index indicate that online sales grew 13% year-on-year in April. The results also show that mobile continued to drive overall online ...

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Article Posted: 09/05/2015

30 years ago, deciding from which merchant to purchase goods using a card was to some degree influenced by the card scheme badge(s) the merchant displayed in the window. There ...

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Article Posted: 09/04/2015

According to Forrester Research the US is unlikely to achieve a broad adoption of EMV Chip and PIN before 2020, despite the liability-shift deadline being due later this year. Today, consumer ...

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Article Posted: 09/04/2015

The results of several surveys have recently been released, illustrating the trends that are ongoing within the payments industry. For the first time, the UK Cards Association has published the amount ...

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Article Posted: 09/03/2015

The face-to-face banking world is shrinking due to its relative high-costs and a sweeping move towards digital services provided by banks. UK banks have even gone so far as agreeing ...

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Article Posted: 09/03/2015

According to figures recently published by the UK Cards Association, there was a huge increase in the use of contactless cards last year. Spending on contactless cards more than trebled ...

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Credit Card Migration and Operational Support

"The bank has undergone significant transformation of its card business on both the issuing and acquiring sides. One business partner we have looked to for support in the areas of strategy, major project leadership, management analysis and ongoing business support is Savantor. The Savantor team has contributed to our success as we have leveraged their deep industry knowledge and broad range of operational skills."

Sean Sheehan, Service Management Director - Bank of Ireland

Expert Witness

"After searching extensively for the required industry expert in a complex litigation, Savantor was identified to have the necessary industry knowledge and expertise on a range of complex issues. Savantor provided clear advice and was able to quickly hone in on the key issues, but most importantly, generating pragmatic winnable answers."

Gavin Ingram, General Counsel & VP Strategic Planning - Global Blue - Asia Pacific

Market Insights

"Savantor did a good job in helping us understand the dynamics of a key growth area for Trionis. Savantor's ability to listen and their degree of commitment have always impressed me. They have been of great help in providing us important market insights and I would not hesitate to work with them again in future."

Ernst Verbeek, Managing Director - Trionis - Belgium

Acquirer Risk Assessment

"The expertise provided by Savantor has greatly helped us evaluate our risk position and to take the right steps in managing our future risks. Strong, disciplined planning and an ongoing willingness to work closely with our staff played an enormous part in making this a very successful well-delivered project which will greatly help us in achieving our business goals."

Mark Healy, Chief Risk Officer - NEOVIA Financial - UK

Acquirer Transformation

"We needed a programme manager for a complex transformation who also brought a broad understanding to help stakeholders through the change. We have been delighted with the delivery and outcomes from this engagement with Savantor."

Michael Liquornik, Executive Vice President - Neovia Financial - UK

Payment Specialists

"Working close with Savantor's professionals over the years in the payment arena. I appreciate the skills and knowledge these guys have and will surely engage with them when opportunities arise. The current engagement with Savantor is full to satisfaction and beyond."

Idsert Walta, Head of Banking Categories - Nordea - Scandinavia

Interchange Review

"Savantor did a superb job in confirming what we believed was an area of weakness. The detail we now have will enable us to agree internally what we need to do to improve structure, control and income. Nationwide management were very impressed with the quality of the Savantor team."

Adam Slater, Senior Manager - Banking - Nationwide Building Society - UK

Credit Risk Review for New Product Launch

"We needed expert help at short notice and Savantor were very impressive in their response and knowledge. The results were very clear and useful, enabling us to quickly make good progress on the next steps."

Sami Karhunen, Head of Business Intelligence and SME Sales - Point Transaction Systems Oy - Finland

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